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  • Social Security in Religious Networksby Carolin Leutloff-Grandits; Anja Peleikis; Tatjana Thelen

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 120.00

    During the last decades, the world has been facing tremendous political transformations and new risks: epidemics such as HIV/Aids have had destabilizing effect on the caretaking role of kin; in post-socialist countries political reforms have made unemployment a new source of insecurity. Furthermore, the state's withdrawal from providing social security... more...

  • Charitable Choice at Workby Sheila Suess Kennedy; Wolfgang Bielefeld

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    Too often, say its critics, U.S. domestic policy is founded on ideology rather than evidence. Take Charitable Choice: legislation enacted with the assumption that faith-based organizations can offer the best assistance to the needy at the lowest cost. The Charitable Choice provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform Actùbuttressed by President Bush's... more...

  • Child Exploitation and Traffickingby Virginia M. Kendall; T. Markus Funk; Richard A. Posner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 84.99

    This book covers the history and present-day realities of the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and the law enforcement efforts to combat it. Written from the perspective of those who have spent their careers investigating, prosecuting, and adjudicating these cases, the authors provide fresh, practical thinking to this challenging legal area.... more...

  • Charitable Choicesby John P. Bartkowski; Helen A. Regis

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 27.00

    An ethnographic study of faith-based poverty relief programs in 30 congregations in the rural south. more...

  • Spirituality in Social Workby Edward R Canda

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    As Spirituality in Social Work: New Directions shows you, there has been an increase of interest among social workers concerning spiritual matters. In response to this collective interest, Edward Canda and several other members of the Society for Spirituality and Social Work have compiled a thorough and timely compendium of social work research, theory,... more...

  • Faith-Based Social Servicesby Stephanie C. Boddie; Ram A. Cnaan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95

    Read the latest studies on the effectiveness of religious-based services?and the problems revealed in the assessment The Charitable Choice provision and the Bush Administration?s National Faith-Based Initiative have broadened the scope of social services delivered through faith-based organizations. There are expectations that these faith-based social... more...

  • Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Workby Edward R Canda; Elizabeth D Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Use these ideas in your social work practice to help the whole person--including your client's spiritual side! Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work brings to light the fact that spiritual well-being is an essential part of the health of every individual. It will show you how to facilitate and encourage growth in the transpersonal... more...

  • Social Work and Faith-based Organizationsby Beth R. Crisp

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Faith-based organizations continue to play a significant role in the provision of social work services in many countries but their role within the welfare state is often contested. This text explores their various roles and relationships to social work practice, includes examples from different countries and a range of religious traditions and identifies... more...

  • Working Relationshipsby Neil Pembroke

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2004; US$ 34.95

    In this illuminating and thoughtful text, Neil Pembroke shows how relationships form the heart of chaplaincy, nursing and social care practice. Developing ideas from Martin Buber and virtue theory he shows how authentic, compassionate self-communication forms the basis of relatedness in human services work. more...

  • Christianity and Social Service in Modern Britainby Frank Prochaska

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    An elegantly written study that charts the relationship between Christianity and social service in Britain since the eighteenth century and presents a challenging new interpretation of the links between Christian decline and democratic traditions. more...